Timeline – Final


15th Anniversary International Folk Art Market, July 13, 14, 15, 2018 Nobel Laureate and Honorary Chair, Dr. Muhammad Yunus: 150 artists representing 51 countries $3.4 million in total sales, including artist sales, ambiance and Urban Zen Foundation 211,000 lives impacted


International Folk Art Market, July 14, 15, 16, 2017 Honorary Chair for 2017, Lidewij Edelkoort 154 artists from 53 countries $3.1 million artist sales Four countries were represented for the first time: Argentina, Jordan, Tajikistan, and Tanzania. New Headquarters: 620 Cerillos Road International Folk Art Market at Arlington. 34 booths and 56 participants, 20 countries…
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Thirteenth International Folk Art Market, July 8, 9, 10, 2016 Honorary Chair, Melanne Verveer, More than 180 artists from 60 countries $2.8 million in sales, pushing artist earnings past $25 million since the Market’s founding in 2004. More than 20,000 people attended the Market, generating a projected minimum local economic impact of $10 million and…
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Twelfth International Folk Art Market, July 10, 11, 12, 2015 First CEO, Dr. Jeffrey Snell, is appointed BNY Mellon and Eileen Fisher sponsor Mentor to Market programs IFAM welcomes its largest contingent of Cuban artists IFAM named #1 Best Art Festival by USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards


Eleventh International Folk Art Market, July 11, 12, 13 2014 Community Celebration in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park More than 100 from more than 60 countries, The celebrated Afro-Colombian band, Las Alegres Ambulancias


Tenth International Folk Art Market, July 12, 13 , 14, 2013 First IFAM documentary film is made: The Silkies of Madagascar by John Evans First IFAM book is published: The Work of Art by Carmella Padilla First One World Dinner, hosted by Honorary Chair Melanne Verveer, former Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues IFAM featured on…
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Ninth International Folk Art Market, July 13-15, 2012 Community Celebration and Artist Procession at The Railyard on July 12 Six IFAM artists are honored by the World Craft Council as Living Legends IFAM Crafting a Better World campaign raises $6million Second executive director, Shawn Ruggiero, is appointed


Seventh International Folk Art Market, July 9-11, 2010 Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author Nicholas Kristof speaks about his book: Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Over 35 women’s cooperatives from 23 countries attend the market Hearts for Haiti raises over $30,000 for artists affected by the January 2010 earthquake


Sixth International Folk Art Market, July 10-12, 2009 IFAM hosts 4 South African interns studying non-profit management and folk art markets First Passport to Folk Art Trips to South Africa and Mozambique, and to Cuba


Fifth International Folk Art Market, July 12 and 13, 2008 First group of sponsored artists Market sales exceed $2million


Fourth International Folk Art Market, July 14 and 15, 2007 First public kick-off concert in The Plaza, July 12 First Preview benefit party wit artist procession, July 13 IFAM becomes its own non-profit organization, with Charlene Cerny as its first full time executive director, and Judith Espinar as Creative Director.


Third International Folk Art Market, July 8 and 9, 2006 Santa Fe is the first US city to be designated as a UNESCO City of Crafts and Folk Art, in part because of its support for IFAM


Second International Folk Art Market, July 9 and 10, 2005 100 artists from 34 countries. First artist training program, sponsored by UNESCO Sage Inn serves as central lodging location for all artists